Introducing the best guidebook to Kathmandu city (updated 2016)

Published in: Nepal | July 20th, 2016
Kathmandu city guidebook cover 2016

Welcome to the continuing evolution of travel guidebooks Over two years ago I began publishing guidebooks to Nepal because I truly wanted to deliver something that would help people get the most out of their trip. And quite frankly, the current crop of guidebooks to Nepal are just not up to scratch. Nepal is a very different country… Continue reading more »

Kirtipur: a great half-day or quick trip from Kathmandu

Published in: Nepal | July 6th, 2016
Kirtipur, Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

Kirtipur is a great heritage site to visit & very close to Kathmandu Many people looking for things to do around Kathmandu overlook the former “capital” of Kirtipur. It’s only 25 minutes on a local bus from Thamel and is filled with history, culture and away from all that traffic! While most people head for full day trips or half-day… Continue reading more »

Kathmandu Durbar Square is an atrocious & shameful mess

Published in: Nepal | June 22nd, 2016
Cars in Kathmandu Durbar Square

Kathmandu Durbar Square (Basantapur) is no longer Nepal’s crown jewel attraction The main focal point of Kathmandu’s heritage and tourist attractions is its old historic royal square known as Basantapur or more popularly by tourism as Kathmandu Durbar Square. It’s the place where two small trading villages joined to form Kasamandap, Kathmandu’s first building. It dates back… Continue reading more »

Where to get your camera repaired in Kathmandu

Published in: Nepal | June 8th, 2016
Camera Stores in Kathmandu

The secret to getting your camera repaired in Kathmandu Nepal is a beautiful country to photograph. However it does take its toll on your camera and lenses. Dust is the main culprit in Nepal. Just leave your phone out for an hour or so and you’ll see the grit build on the screen. The same… Continue reading more »

Visit Panauti: preservation & tourism at its best

Published in: Nepal | May 25th, 2016
Panauti, Nepal

Panauti – last of the great Nepalese Heritage sites? I’d heard of Panauti before. It was that little Newari town most people said was “nice”. Not much to do, but still it was “nice”. I’ve already learned not to pay too much attention to local information when it came to cultural heritage appreciation in Nepal.… Continue reading more »

Space Invaders in Kathmandu!

Published in: Nepal | May 10th, 2016
Space Invaders Kathmandu

Have you seen any space invaders in Kathmandu? Bear with me on this one as there’s more to it than just a title. I’ve seen them before, space invaders in Kathmandu. But, I just passed by. Kathmandu is full of weird, quirky things so sometimes walking by is best. It wasn’t until I was updating… Continue reading more »

Nepal: one year after the earthquake

Published in: Nepal | April 25th, 2016
Man waving Nepalese flag

What has happened in Nepal since the 2015 earthquake It’s exactly one year since a devastating 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal. Nearly 9 thousand people lost their lives and over 21,000 people were injured. Millions were displaced. Continuous aftershocks created more damage including a 6.7 aftershock on May 12th which killed 200 people. For 12 months aftershocks ranging from 5.5 down rattled… Continue reading more »